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How To Make a Coffee Filter Pom Pom Garland

If you've ever seen big, beautiful, and colorful coffee filter flower garland and wondered how it's made, you've come to the right place. Today, I'm sharing how to make a coffee filter pom pom garland as part of this month's Thrifty Style Team posts.

Coffee filter pom pom garland hanging from faux fireplace in bright colors

I don't have any special occasions coming up. No birthdays, no weddings, no baby showers or bridal showers but it is spring, so I felt like making something colorful for the house so I made this coffee filter pom pom garland.

Brightly colored coffee filters dyed with food coloring on drying rack

A few weeks ago I shared how easy it was to dye coffee filters with food coloring and after that, I had a bunch of dyed filters lying around so this was the next step for them. 😉

Coffee filter pom pom garland flower swinging in the air

These are so easy to make....let me show you how!

Close up of coffee filter pom pom garland flowers

How To Make a Coffee Filter Pom Pom Garland

Supplies:

Dyed coffee filters and some plain white ones - 8 dyed coffee filters and 2 to 4 plain white ones for each coffee filter pom pom flower

Twine or fishing line

Stapler

Sharp knife or craft razor

stack of colored coffee filters as part of tutorial for how to make coffee filter pom pom garland

Stack approximately 8 dyed coffee filters on top of one another,

Stack of dyed coffee filters ready to be made into a coffee filter pom pom garland

Intersperse 2 to 4 plain white coffee filters among the dyed ones.

Purple Coffee filter pom pom garland flowers folded in half

Next, you can either eye up the center of the coffee filters or fold them in half. I folded mine in half. I'm not a good guesser!

Coffee filter pom pom garland flower making process with filters folded in half and being stapled

Once you have an idea of where the center is, gently roll the edges into the center so that you can staple through all of the layers.

Stack of coffee filter pom pom garland coffee filters stapled in center

Making a small hole in center of stack of coffee filters for coffee filter pom pom garland

Make a very small hole near the staple through all layers.

String for coffee filter pom pom garland

Pass a length of twine through the hole in the center of your pom pom and make a knot to hold the pom pom in place and keep it from sliding around.

Coffee filter pom pom garland individual flower

Gently pull each layer of the coffee filter toward the string in each direction (front and back) squeezing and shaping to give the look of a flower.

Close up of coffee filter pom pom garland flower

Continue adding coffee filter pom pom flowers until you have the desired length of garland.

Coral colored coffee filter pom pom garland flower

And that's it!

Coral colored coffee filter pom pom garland flower

Coffee filter pom pom garland hanging on faux fireplace

So, was that easier or harder than you thought it would be?


Check out what the rest of the wonderful ladies of the Thrifty Style Team are sharing by clicking on the links (or photos!) below.

Close up of coffee filter pom pom garland flower hanging on faux fireplace mantle

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16 Comments

  1. My younger daughter makes all sizes of coffee filter flowers and she dyes them as well. I love them but don't have the patience to do them myself!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'll bet your daughters are just beautiful, Bliss (she probably has your creative personality!).

  2. Those are so beautiful and you definitely made it look so easy to make them! My daughter and I are definitely going to have to make some for her next party!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Vanessa, and right now, I actually have them streaming across my china cabinet and was thinking how nice they would be for a party!

  3. I love these big, beautiful blooms Mary Beth! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cindy, and you are very welcome!

  4. How beautiful are these? I have some filters leftover from another project and now I need to make some flowers.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Deborah!

  5. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge Farmhouse says:

    I love this! It's so cute and easy to make, and the colors are perfect for spring!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Michelle!

  6. Kristi Dominguez says:

    This turned out so beautifully, Mary Beth! I can think of about a dozen places I now want one!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kristi!

  7. laura janning says:

    marybeth- all's i know is they are super cute and pretty....but you make it look easy to try.

  8. I love those big, pastel spring looking blooms even if they are made of paper!!! I'll have to check out how you dyed them with food coloring.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jane! They're so easy to make. 🙂